Angels in America: Perestroika


A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
This production played in repertory with Angels in America: Millennium Approaches


Walter Kerr Theatre, (11/23/1993 - 12/04/1994)

First Preview: Oct 23, 1993
Opening Date: Nov 23, 1993
Closing Date: Dec 04, 1994
Total Previews: 26
Total Performances: 217

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City and Elsewhere, 1986-1990

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director), Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group and Frederick Zollo; (Uncredited) produced by Nicholas Paleologos; Produced in association with Herb Alpert and The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer); Associate Producer: Dennis Grimaldi, Marilyn Hall, Ron Kastner, 126 Second Avenue Corporation and Suki Sandler

Written by Tony Kushner; Original music by Anthony Davis

Directed by George C. Wolfe

Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair Design by Jeffrey Frank; Make-Up Design by Jeffrey Frank; Cat Puppet Designed by Barbara Pollitt; Assistant Scenic Design: Thomas Peter Sarr

Executive Producer: Benjamin Mordecai and Robert Cole; General Manager: Mordecai / Cole Productions; Company Manager: Lisa M. Poyer

Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella and Gene O'Donovan; Production Stage Manager: Mary K Klinger; Stage Manager: Michael J. Passaro, Maximo Torres and Eric S. Osbun

Special Effects by Gregory Meeh

Casting: Meg Simon and Stanley Soble; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Fight direction by J. Allen Suddeth; Marketing Manager: Phillip K. Matthews; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.

Opening Night Cast

Kathleen ChalfantPrelapsarianov
Hannah Pitt
Henry
Ethel Rosenberg
Council of Principalities
Rabbi Chemelwitz
David Marshall GrantJoe Pitt
Council of Principalities
Marcia Gay HardenHarper Pitt
Council of Principalities
Ron LeibmanCouncil of Principalities
Roy Cohn
Joe MantelloLouis Ironson
Council of Principalities
Sarah Ironson
Ellen McLaughlinAngel
Emily
Mormon Mother
Stephen SpinellaPrior Walter
Jeffrey WrightMr. Lies
Belize
Council of Principalities

Understudies: Susan Bruce (Angel, Harper Pitt), Beth McDonald (Angel, Hannah Pitt), Larry Pine (Roy Cohn), Matthew Sussman (Louis Ironson, Roy Cohn), Darnell Williams (Belize) and Daniel Zelman (Joe Pitt, Prior Walter)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1994 Best Play [winner] 

Written by Tony Kushner; Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director), Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group and Frederick Zollo; Produced in association with The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer) and Herb Alpert; Executive Producer: Benjamin Mordecai and Robert Cole

winner 1994 Best Actor in Play [winner] 

Stephen Spinella

winner 1994 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Jeffrey Wright

 1994 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

David Marshall Grant

 1994 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Jules Fisher

 1994 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

George C. Wolfe

Drama Desk Award

winner 1994 Outstanding Play [winner] 

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director), Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group and Frederick Zollo; Produced in association with Herb Alpert and The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer); Written by Tony Kushner

winner 1994 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 

Stephen Spinella

 1994 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Kathleen Chalfant

winner 1994 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play [winner] 

Jeffrey Wright

 1994 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Ron Leibman

 1994 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Marcia Gay Harden

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Walter Kerr Theatre

(11/23/1993 - 12/4/1994)
Stage Manager: Ruth E. Rinklin.

Cast

F. Murray Abraham
Roy Cohn (Jan 11, 1994 - ?)
Susan Bruce
Harper Pitt (Jan 1994 - ?)
Kevin Carroll
Belize
Mr. Lies
Dan Futterman
Louis Ironson
Sarah Ironson
Megan Gallagher
Harper Pitt
Jay Goede
Joe Pitt
Daniel H. Jenkins
Prior Walter
Cherry Jones
Angel
Emily
Mormon Mother
Laurie Kennedy
Ethel Rosenberg
Hannah Pitt
Henry
Prelapsarianov
Rabbi Chemelwitz
David Margulies
Roy Cohn
Cynthia Nixon
Harper Pitt (Apr 1994 - ?)
Larry Pine
Roy Cohn
Tracy Sallows
Harper Pitt (Oct 4, 1994 - Oct 16, 1994)

Understudies: Lance Reddick (Belize), Tracy Sallows (Harper Pitt).


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